This the traditional style of hand carving. It can be carved into marble, slate, sandstone and granite. The letters will have a deep V cut, which depending on the stone and your taste can be left with a natural cut finish or be painted or gilded. Stone Man offer both gold and silver gild as finishes plus a variety of enameled paint. Any style of font can be used, the usual font will be Times Roman in upper case but mixing both upper and lower can be more pleasing to the eye.